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#1 (permalink) Old 03-31-2006, 05:53 PM
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Fan Delete Mod any one have it on their car?

Fan Delete Mod, how is it working for ya? Noticed any diffrence? Pros cons?
Did you add an electric fan?

Just wanted to know about it cause i am contemplating doing it



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Yes, you will have to get a electrical fan ... unless of course you plan on throwing the car away soon.

As for the improvement ... it's a common belief it increases your power -- NO. It just gives back the power that is normally robbed by the fan ... which is like, what? A 5 hp difference at most? All in all, I don't think it's worth it.

Hopefully someone else will chime in.

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buy the kit and use water wetter and you will be fine. i have had no problems cruising slowly in traffic on the hottest days of the year. the people that usually have problems just remove the fan and do not buy the kit.
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im doing mine next week i believe.


there are some benifits with this as well as potential downfalls. electic fans? well some use them and some dont, ive not really heard anything about overheating from anyone as of yet

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Ive got it!! you have to try it to notice the difference. The best way to tell the difference is when you drive with the fan clutch engaged or disengaged. Its a noticeable difference which I would not want to do without.
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i did it and have had no problems overheating

out of all the fan delete threads out there...haveu heard of ANYONE actually overheating and damaging their car with this mod? No. it's just a myth

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Without electric fan???????

Is it working over here in the Netherlands.

Temps are lower here but in the summer it can get kinda hot like 35 degrees.

What do I need if I want to remove the fan??

More info is welcome


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FYI 35 degrees celsius=95 degrees Fahrenheit.

And no, I wouldn't do the mod.



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My car has it done when I bought mine... But I did something similar to my 240SX and it made a difference!
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You mean replacing the standard mechanical fan with electrical aftermarket item? I've done it to one e34 and it was worth it as the mechanical fan was broken...
If you are planning to remove fan altogether I suggest that you remove all coolant before doing that. That way you get the same end result, but with minimal time consumption...

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If you are planning to remove fan altogether I suggest that you remove all coolant before doing that. That way you get the same end result, but with minimal time consumption...

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so you mean seeing that your taking your fan off you might as well flush your radiator while you are at it?



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so you mean seeing that your taking your fan off you might as well flush your radiator while you are at it?
No, he's saying that taking off the mechanical fan without inserting another electrical fan will overheat your engine eventually, i.e., is stupid...so why not just empty out all the coolant and accomplish a blown head more quickly?



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The Fan delete is a retarded mod imho. The mechanical one works well, and I hate to break it to all of you but the alternator actually takes up the load for the fan when it's running, seeing as how it uses electricity, so the end result is a very very minor gain, which is likely more due to the reduced rotational mass of the electric fans than the relief of any mechanical drag. Also, the mechanical fan turns off at speed anyhow so you would only gain anything when the car was at low speed. Not worth all the work. If you want to do a project for the sake of doing a project, do basic maintenaince, like cleaning your ICV, replacing vacuum lines, replacing seals and gaskets, you know stuff that will actually do something useful to help your car.

If you want cheap horsepower, my suggestion is to get an intake and chip. If you already have an intake and chip, there is no such thing as cheap horsepower anymore.


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